Nicola Pitchford

Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Nottingham

I am a psychologist who specialises in child development. I am especially interested in how children learn basic skills, such as literacy and numeracy, whilst in primary school. I investigate how adversity impacts on progress through school, whether it be through brain damage acquired during childhood (though tumour, preterm birth, or stroke) or deprivation (extreme poverty) and if tablet technology can assist learning in these children. I work with schools in the UK and low and middle income countries, such as Malawi, South Africa, and Brazil.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Nottingham

Education

  • 1996 
    Royal Holloway University of London, DPhil